Michigan Policast for Monday, November 11, 2019

  In this episode:

  • State Budget – Shirkey walks away
  • The latest on Enbridge line 5
  • Michigan and the Presidential Primary
  • Vote Vets v Restoration PAC (Gary Peters v John James)
  • Election reform is working
  • Interview: Jim DeLine on Ranked Choice Voting
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, November 4, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Polling – Impeachment and job approval
  • Social media and political advertising
  • Slut-shaming and double standards
  • Interview with Julie Brixie on the Michigan Reproductive Health Act (RHA)
  • Lightning round
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, October 28, 2019

  In this episode:

  • 14,000 lies and fake news
  • Interview: Dr Matt Grossmann (MSU) on those new “news” websites
  • Q3 fundraising results for state candidates
  • Voters Not Politicians – Redistricting commission applications available
  • Left and right might work together on other reforms
  • Lightning round
  • Interview: Bernie Porn of EPIC/MRA
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, October 21, 2019

  In this episode:

 

  • Governor William Milliken
  • Michigan GOP vs the statutory authority of the Governor and the Department of Technology, Management and Budget
  • A moment of bipartisanship in Lansing – Raise the Age
  • “Constitutional Carry” vs CPL
  • Lightning Round – free-speech foolishness, debates, money, and Gary Peters vs who?
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, October 14, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget updates
  • GOP Congressional Leadership Fund SuperPAC uses impeachment support to target Elissa Slotkin, other swing-district Dems
  • Congressmen Justin Amash and Fred Upton also have tough races coming up
  • Democratic presidential primary debate – Oct 15 in Ohio
  • Craig Mauger of Michigan Campaign Finance Network is moving to Detroit News
  • Interview: Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, October 7, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Impeachment. Seriously, new day, new stuff.
  • Michigan budget. Shutdown avoided. Republicans get Republican’d.
  • Updates on the status of our roads and bridges
  • Interview: Jonathan Oosting, Michigan politics reporter for Bridge Michigan
  • … and the rest of the Michigan news
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, September 30, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Impeachment!
  • Elissa Slotkin and her centrist, strong on defense colleagues
  • The latest on the Michigan budget
  • Details on the School Aid Fund
  • Lame duck ballot law gets struck down
  • Working Families package of bills and resolutions
  • Interview – State Representative Kara Hope
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, September 23, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget updates
  • Gary Peters, Elissa Slotkin, Dan Kildee vs Trump
  • Michigan Republicans on Mackinac Island
  • Reproductive health – abortions are down, thanks to ACA and contraceptives
  • Interview: Dr Chris Smith on restoring the Supreme Court
  • Transcript

 

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Michigan Policast for Monday, September 16, 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget and shutdown
  • Could / should / would the government buyback the AR-15 and AK-47
  • The Elder Abuse Task Force and statewide investigation standards
  • Democratic debate – who won?
  • Democratic debate – Yang’s Freedom Fund
  • Election 2020 – electable Democrats
  • Interview: Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan
  • Transcript (forthcoming)

 

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Michigan Policast for Tuesday, September 10 2019

  In this episode:

  • Michigan budget: Did Gretchen Whitmer just lose her first showdown?
  • Governor Whitmer action on e-cigarettes and vaping
  • Enbridge kicks Line 5 PR campaign into high gear
  • State Rep Larry Inman
  • Mandating financial disclosures by state officials and candidates
  • Presidential primary – the next debate and latest polls
  • Update on conservatives vs the Michigan Bar Association
  • Pete Buttigieg burns Donald Trump. In a nice way. Kind of.
  • Interview: Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes
  • Transcript

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